Australian Innovation Evening



  • SVForum and the Australian Trade Commission
    are pleased to present an

    Innovation Evening
    Monday, January 24th
    Mountain View, CA 

    Updates from the Event


    From left to right: Dr. Glenn Begley, Amgen; Nigel Warren, Australian Counsul General; Susan Lucas-Conwell, SVForum; Dr. Harvey Butcher, Australian National University; Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn,  UCSF; The Honorable Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador; Dr. Lars Rasmussen, Facebook; Dr. Desmond King, Chevron Technology Ventures; Tanya Wilkins, Austrade; Grame Barty, Austrade



    Articles & Press Releases:

    Press release: G'Day 2011
    Article from The Australian

    This is an exclusive event to showcase Australian science and technology and the enduring relationship between Australia, the US and innovation.  Attendees include innovators in science and technology in corporations, research institutions, educational institutions and investment firms. This event aims to encourage dialogue, collaboration and new business opportunities between the US and Australia.

    Featured speakers/attendees include:

    • The Honourable Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the US
    • Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, 2009
    • Professor Harvey Butcher, Australian National University Astronomy and Astrophysics Director
    • Lars Rasmussen, Facebook, previously Lead Engineer at Google Maps
    • Glenn Begley, VP and Global Head of Hematology and Oncology Research, Amgen
    • Des King, President- Chevron Technology Ventures
    • Ian Opperman, Director, CSIRO - Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Reaserch Organization
    • Grame Barty, Regional Director Americas, Austrade

    This is a by-invitation-only event.  Space is limited and registration with confirmation is required. If you are interested in attending, please email Leigh Ann Gilson leighann(at)  Please include your company name and title with your request.